CONGRATULATES THE RISING STARS
OF THE PROFESSION
35UNDER THE RISING STARS OF THE
background and a natural
consulting acumen, Aspen
Advisors’ Akhila Skiftenes is
making a name for herself as a
go-to resource for addressing
some of the healthcare space’s
most pressing initiatives.
Recently, Skiftenes assisted with
the IT planning efforts for a very
complex New York City health
system merger. She was tasked with
helping the client effectively plan for
the IT component and achieve the
strategic purpose of the transaction.
Typically a 12-week project, she
completed it in eight.
Skiftenes enjoys knowing that her
work has a meaningful impact that
will outlast her personal involvement
in the projects she works on.
“One of my greatest joys is creating
tools that live on beyond our tenure at
a client site. I have had the opportunity
to help create Aspen Advisors’ Total
Cost of Ownership model, Project
Budget Workbook and several other
tools. These tools have value beyond
me and my contributions, and that is
why they are a source of great pride
for me,” she says.
Skiftenes says she is grateful for
the opportunities she’s been given
right out of the gate at Aspen.
“Right from the start, I have been
assigned to challenging engagements,
and as I deliver outcomes that are
valued by my clients, Aspen is always
waiting with the next assignment.
It has given me the opportunity to
rapidly learn and grow.”
Despite her achievements, she says
what she looks forward to most is
continuing to learn. “I find that no
matter how much expertise I gain,
I am always learning and being
challenged. That is more important to
me than any individual achievement
that I may have.” ★